Definitions for pitifulˈpɪt ɪ fəl
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pathetic, pitiable, pitiful(adj)
inspiring mixed contempt and pity
"their efforts were pathetic"; "pitiable lack of character"; "pitiful exhibition of cowardice"
deplorable, distressing, lamentable, pitiful, sad, sorry(adj)
"my finances were in a deplorable state"; "a lamentable decision"; "her clothes were in sad shape"; "a sorry state of affairs"
hapless, miserable, misfortunate, pathetic, piteous, pitiable, pitiful, poor, wretched(adj)
deserving or inciting pity
"a hapless victim"; "miserable victims of war"; "the shabby room struck her as extraordinarily pathetic"- Galsworthy; "piteous appeals for help"; "pitiable homeless children"; "a pitiful fate"; "Oh, you poor thing"; "his poor distorted limbs"; "a wretched life"
Feeling pity; merciful.
So appalling or sad that one feels or should feel sorry for it; eliciting pity.
Scotland has a pitiful climate.
Very small (of an amount or number).
A pitiful number of students bothered to turn up.
full of pity; tender-hearted; compassionate; kind; merciful; sympathetic
piteous; lamentable; eliciting compassion
to be pitied for littleness or meanness; miserable; paltry; contemptible; despicable
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